Attempt to shorten shifts for doctors causing unintended consequences

The gruelling, sleepless hours that students endure during residency, the century-old tradition that transforms trainees into doctors, has long been blamed for unnecessary medical errors.

Process Not Litigation: Dealing with Physician Incompetence and Impairment in a Hospital

At. St. Paul's Hospital is a busy teaching institution in the urban core of Vancouver, British Columbia. Although the standard of care is high, its Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), which assumes responsibility for monitoring the quality of hospital-based physician practice, occasionally becomes embroiled in issues of physician incompetence or impairment.

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